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December 2000

Trooping of The colours
December 3, 2000
The Royal Plaza, Bangkok

Their Majesties the King and Queen preside over this impressive annual event, held in the Royal Plaza near the equestrian statue of King Chulalongkorn. Dressed in colourful uniforms, amid much pomp and ceremony, members of the elite Royal Guards swear allegiance to the King and march past members of the Royal Family.

H.M.The King's Birthday Celebrations
December 5, 2000

H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch. is well beloved and deeply respected by all Thais old and young. The occasion of his royal birthday provides his loyal subjects the opportunity to express their reverence for him. All over the country. buildings and homes are elaborately decorated and the area around the Grand Palace is spectacularly illuminated.

The 14th Phuket King's Cup Regatta
December 5 - 11, 2000
Nai Han Beach, Phuket

This internationally popular regatta is held in the crystal blue waters of the Andaman Sea off Phuket. Competitors come from all over the world to vie for trophies that are awarded in several different categories.

Chiang Mai Food Festival
December 13 - 17, 2000
Tha Pae Gate, Chiang Mai

Internationally renowned, the unique tastes of Thai food are further enhanced in this annual festival in Chiang Mai that focuses on northern fare. Fruit and vegetable carving, ancient Thai dessert making demonstrations and enchanting Lanna cultural performances are some of the activities that can be enjoyed.

Ayutthaya World Heritage Site Celebrations
December 13 - 19, 2000
Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, Ayutthaya, an ancient Siamese capital, celebrates its glorious past with displays of traditional culture and lifestyles, numerous forms of entertainment, as well as spectacular light and sound presentations amid the ruins of this ancient city.

Source : The Tourism Authority of Thailand
Sat, 29 March, 2003

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